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Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 15th September 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,913
Posted By BoBo_184
those chinese sellers offer very low prices and...

those chinese sellers offer very low prices and FREE international shipping... I've bought a few things from them but can't figure out how they can make money on the low prices after their costs,...
Forum: Local Marketing 3rd February 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,242
Posted By BoBo_184
Local Business Directories

There are a lot of local business directories out there... some are free, some are paid, some are both...

Which do you use for your own business or your clients? and why?
Forum: Viral Marketing 27th January 2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,330
Posted By BoBo_184
police of energy inefficiency, where energy...

police of energy inefficiency, where energy inefficiencies are the criminals
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 14th January 2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,195
Posted By BoBo_184
it is a good idea... showing how many stocks are...

it is a good idea... showing how many stocks are left will give customer a sense of your business's presence, makes it seem more real..

and of course, if they really want something, seeing only 2...
Forum: Local Marketing 14th January 2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,986
Posted By BoBo_184
i agree with clare, don't believe what they tell...

i agree with clare, don't believe what they tell you. their pitch centres on the idea that the deep discount brings in new customers, many of whom will come back and pay your normal price... this...
Forum: Link Development 8th January 2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,932
Posted By BoBo_184
Php

Php
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 8th January 2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,519
Posted By BoBo_184
You need to create 2 versions: HTML and Plain...

You need to create 2 versions: HTML and Plain Text.

If the recipient's email client does not support HTML emails then having a plain text version available will ensure your email gets delivered. ...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 8th January 2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,135
Posted By BoBo_184
many email addresses expire after a couple of...

many email addresses expire after a couple of years so if you can't be sure how old the list is, you can't estimate how many emails on it are good and how many have already expired...
Forum: Local Marketing 8th January 2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,561
Posted By BoBo_184
free advertising will only help... however, there...

free advertising will only help... however, there are many different platforms and result will vary...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By BoBo_184
Going From PR3 To PR5

Hi Guys,

can anyone give me some ideas about exactly what is needed to make the leap from PR3 to PR5? I know I need links and I know where I can get links (forums, articles, blogs...), I just want...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,830
Posted By BoBo_184
the ranking will gradually get restored once the...

the ranking will gradually get restored once the website is restored
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 4th January 2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,156
Posted By BoBo_184
ebay is gradually evolving to a fixed price buy...

ebay is gradually evolving to a fixed price buy it now marketplace. my last 20 ebay purchases were all 'buy it now'
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 4th January 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,913
Posted By BoBo_184
You can sell on amazon and ebay as a private...

You can sell on amazon and ebay as a private seller without paying the monthly subscription.

On amazon, I think you can sell up to a certain amount without having to upgrade to a business account....
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 4th January 2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,870
Posted By BoBo_184
you generally want your auction to end in the...

you generally want your auction to end in the evening when most people are not busy so can snipe at the last moment. maybe sunday evening is best?
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th January 2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,963
Posted By BoBo_184
it sounds like you are creating an application...

it sounds like you are creating an application site so you can't rely on SEO on alone.

You need to treat it like a product and you are going to need to promote it in other ways like press...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th January 2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,062
Posted By BoBo_184
besides social media there are other ways you can...

besides social media there are other ways you can promote your business online and maybe even selling directly to customers:

1. Classifieds Ads: craigslist, gumtree, olx, targro
2. Business...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th January 2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,410
Posted By BoBo_184
SEO is not rocket science.. there are a lot of...

SEO is not rocket science.. there are a lot of things to do but each thing is actually quite simple in concept so is very easy to learn... when it comes to SEO, it's about repetition and...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th January 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,784
Posted By BoBo_184
Yes agree

Yes agree
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th January 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,784
Posted By BoBo_184
.com if you can, people are most familiar with...

.com if you can, people are most familiar with .com
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,768
Posted By BoBo_184
only one location allowed in DMOZ if I recall...

only one location allowed in DMOZ if I recall correctly. You will not be allowed to make multiple submissions of the same website.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,768
Posted By BoBo_184
both words 'life' and 'coach' are present in your...

both words 'life' and 'coach' are present in your domain name.

Domain name is a very powerful factor.

Google also places older sites higher.
Forum: Local Marketing 4th January 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,654
Posted By BoBo_184
as far as payment system is concerned, you can...

as far as payment system is concerned, you can try PayPal or Nochex, which make online payment easier as compared to trying to set up your own payment gateway.

you can also add your business...
Forum: Local Marketing 4th January 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,785
Posted By BoBo_184
start with free channels of promotion. this way...

start with free channels of promotion. this way you can test the water out there without burning up any precious start up capital.

for what you've described, I think social networks might be a...
Forum: Local Marketing 4th January 2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,145
Posted By BoBo_184
people are using search engines for everything...

people are using search engines for everything including looking up local businesses so i think SEO would apply here

if you are a SEO consultant, you can examine the client's website's meta tags...
Forum: Local Marketing 4th January 2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 38,298
Posted By BoBo_184
Here is a list of business websites you should...

Here is a list of business websites you should put your company on:
- Yell
- Thomson Local
- Yelp
- Qype

And then ask your previous customers to add their reviews to these websites.

If you...
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